Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa haven’t criticized each other very much in public since splitting up last spring.

Not with their mouths, that is.

But if a picture really is worth 1,000 words, then these Flip or Flop co-hosts won’t shut the heck up about each other.

The photographic feud got underway when Christina shared a number of bikini photos on Instagram last week.

They took followers behind the scenes of a photo shoot with her daughter and they included the home designer joking around with donuts and her bulldog.

They were interpreted by the celebrity gossip community as direct shots at Tarek, however.

Chatter of El Moussa’s “revenge body” circulated around the Internet, with most assuming she was taunting Tarek with a reminder of the cleavage he’ll never get to touch ever again.

Heck, Christina even referenced a “new boyfriend” in one of the revealing images:

How did Tarek respond to this sultry set of two-piece snapshot?

By taking off most of his own clothes!

For real!

The reality star apparently has stayed mostly quiet since filing for divorce in December because he’s been busy drinking protein shakes and lifting weights.

The result?

An incredibly ripped body that Tarek showed off online yesterday, getting all oiled up for a set of poses and clearly sending a message right back to Christina:

Oh yeah?!? Check out MY revenge body, he’s basically saying with this:

But Christina is intent on having the final word photo.

Mixing things up in her subtle back-and-forth with Tarek, El Moussa posted a new image on her social media account last night, mere hours after Tarek’s muscles went viral.

This one doesn’t show much skin.

But it does prove how Christina can pull off a bathing suit and an evening gown with equal, beautiful aplomb.

“Loved playing dress up in this gorgeous dress by @waltercollection … credit the super talented @damir_k #oldhollywoodglam,” Christina wrote as a caption to the following picture.

Not bad, huh?

El Moussa has amassed over 766,000 Instagram followers in her recent quest to break free from Tarek.

She has sat down for a handful of interview with various entertainment outlets and she’s made a point to update her Instagram page with contrasting photos.

Look, there’s one of her in a bikini!

There’s one of her with her kids!

There’s a shot of her being all goofy with her dog!

These Christina El Moussa pictures are clearly meant to increase the reality star’s profile, as sources indicate she’s angling for her very own spinoff series.

Will she get it? We can’t say at the moment.

But Christina is also taking the high road any chance she gets when asked about her marriage/divorce.

“It is what it is and we are going through a divorce and eventually we will be dating other people,” she told People Magazine a few weeks ago.

“I’m happy for him and whatever steps he takes in his life and I just hope he’s happy.”

Christina later told Entertainment Tonight that she’s in a “really good place,” adding:

“The kids are happy, they’re healthy, Tarek and I are in a good spot.

“We have a lot of things that we’re working on, cool things coming in the future, so we’re just looking forward.”

Source: celebweddings